How are you? I’ve had a busy month of July and August – it’s been a bit slow on the blog because of family illness and a bereavement in my extended family, which naturally would draw you away from writing and connecting with people for a while to reflect on things. But I’m back.
I do hope you’re well, and you’re enjoying some new goodies from QVC. Austen and I managed to sneak away for our birthdays at the end of August for a cheeky week in Cyprus.
We basically lounged around in the 40 degree heat of Paphos at the Hotel Atlantica Golden Beach – we really couldn’t fault it. Fabulous food, drinks, laughs, and superb entertainment by all the young energetic and enthusiastic boys and girls from the Thomson Gold team. Five stars.
As soon as I got back we got invites to two gigs in Birmingham in one night! Eeek! The Wholls are a fab new indie guitar band with a difference – if you or anyone you know likes The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, then The Wholls sound a bit like them but with some Dizzy Rascal rapping attitude and amazing musicians – I can see this four-piece band going a long long way. Take a look at their website: http://www.thewholls.com/
Then we scooted off up to Kings Heath to an amazing live venue called The Hare and Hounds. We watched Roland Gift. Remember him from the Fine Young Cannibals? Well he and his band brought the house down and played all the old faves and chart hits, as well as new songs.
It really was a treat to get up close to him in such a small venue. He was happy to be back in Brum, where he was born! And WOW he’s aged well. In the words of Louie Spence ‘still got it, never lost it’. Roland also joked with the crowd in-between tracks. And it was a thrill to see my pal and funnyman John Simmit as the super-funny support act!
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Saturday 6th September
4pm – Green Seasons Food – finest succulent British meat with Master Butcher Pat and Chef Michael giving us some cookery tips!
6pm – Light Up Your Home – super homestyling ideas
8pm – Household Helpers with our Gtech AirRam Today’s Special Value (trust me if you’ve not got one, you NEED one. The AirRams are amazing – I’ve got one at home – it’s wicked!)
Sunday 7th September
10am – Kipling Accessories with Marie-Francoises – the first of two days-worth of shows – new items!!!
12noon – Feng Shui with Sarah Shurety – if you love symbolic charms, pendants and other items inspired by the ancient Chinese art, then you MUST tune in
Tuesday 9th September
9am– The Morning Show with Kathy Tyler
11am – Aurora Jewellery – made with Swarovski Elements – stunning, beautiful, glamorous jewellery
I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me – so come over and say HELLO anytime!!